|The Morgesons - Elizabeth Stoddard|
LibriVox recording of The Morgesons, by Elizabeth Stoddard. Read by jlenardon Stoddard’s novel traces the education and development of a young female in American middle-class society. The protagonist, Cassandra Morgeson, is educated by a series of journeys she makes throughout her youth and early adulthood. Each new setting represents a different stage in her intellectual development. Cassandra is born in Surrey, a small New England town...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction
Downloads: 1,136 (1 review)
|Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder) - Sholem Aleichem|
Librivox recording of Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder) by Sholem Aleichem. Translated by Hannah Berman Read by Adrian Praetzellis. Although written from a child's perspective, this is not a kids book but a series of funny, poignant, and sometimes disturbing stories about life in a late 19th-century Russian-Jewish village -- the world of my grandparents. Sholem Rabinovich (1859-1916) was born in Pereiaslav, Ukraine and later immigrated to New York...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; short stories; historical fiction; children
Downloads: 37,924 (1 review)
|News From Nowhere - William Morris|
LibriVox recording of News From Nowhere by William Morris. Read by Elizabeth Klett. News from Nowhere (1890) is a classic work combining utopian socialism and soft science fiction written by the artist, designer and socialist pioneer William Morris. In the book, the narrator, William Guest, falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production...
Keywords: librivox; audio; morris; utopia; fantasy
Downloads: 5,323 (1 review)
|The Beloved Vagabond - William John Locke|
LibriVox recording of The Beloved Vagabond by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers The vagabond, Paragot, a truly eccentric bohemian and a wandering scholar with a mysterious past, adopts a London street urchin (whom he calls Asticot) by purchasing him from his mother for half a crown. Paragot leads Asticot on various adventures through 19th century Europe, eventually arriving in Paris...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 1,321 (1 review)
|The Mad King - Edgar Rice Burroughs|
LibriVox recording of The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Delmar H. Dolbier. Shades of The Prisoner of Zenda! All our old friends are here—the young king, the usurping uncle and his evil henchman, the beautiful princess, the loyal retainer and the unwilling imposter. What more could you Hope for? This fast-paced story stays far away from Tarzan’s jungle or the inner world of Pellucidar...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction; adventure
Downloads: 9,914 (1 review)
|Two on a Tower - Thomas Hardy|
LibriVox recording of Two on a Tower, by Thomas Hardy. Read by Tadhg. The plot concerns two – literally starcrossed – lovers: Swithin St. Cleeve, a very young amateur astronomer, and Viviette Constantine, an unhappily married and abandoned woman 8 or 9 years his senior. Each night Swithin climbs the old tower of the title, in the grounds of the Constantine estate. Lady Constantine, whose husband has been absent some years on an extended hunting and exploring journey to Africa, joins the youn...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; Thomas Hardy; Two on a Tower
Downloads: 8,936 (1 review)
|Hans Brinker - Mary Mapes Dodge|
Librivox recording of Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge. Read by Mark F. Smith. Mary Mapes Dodge created an instant bestseller with "Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates." She wanted the book to be partly a book of travels and partly a domestic story. It is a tale written for children that adults also find interesting and uplifting. Dodge writes as if she is sending a series of letters from Holland to children in America, and her you-are-there perspective is aided by a nice atte...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; children's literature; skating; Holland; The Netherlands
Downloads: 36,658 (1 review)
|White Fang, version 2 - Jack London|
LibriVox recording of White Fang by Jack London. Read by Mark F. Smith When White Fang is birthed in a cave to a wolf sire and a wolf/dog halfbreed dam, he is heir to two traditions. At first he is content to explore and learn laws of the Wild. But then his mother is caught and held by old memories of a past relationship with Man, and White Fang follows her into service with the Indians. Life among sled dogs is hardly less cruel and dangerous than living in the Wild, but brutality notches upward...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; adventure; animals; wolves; dogs; Jack London
Downloads: 54,219 (1 review)
|The Branding Iron - Katharine Newlin Burt|
LibriVox recording of The Branding Iron, by Katharine Newlin Burt. Read by Roger Melin. From the cold and mountainous regions of Wyoming to the bright lights of the big city, The Branding Iron is the story of a remarkable woman, Joan Carver. Born of poor means, at a fairly young age Joan decides to leave her father and strike out on her own, but she is to face more difficulties and hardships than she had reckoned for, and the men she encounters on her way share different means of dealing with he...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; women
Downloads: 2,326 (1 review)
|Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power - Louisa May Alcott|
LibriVox recording of Behind a Mask by Louisa May Alcott. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Fans of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women will remember that her heroine Jo wrote racy novels before turning her hand to more "serious" literature. Alcott, writing under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard, often did the same, and Behind a Mask (1866) is one of her sensation novels. It focuses on Jean Muir, who enters the home of the wealthy Coventry family as governess to their sixteen-year-old daughter...
Keywords: librivox; audio; alcott; romance; intrigue; novel
Downloads: 7,278 (1 review)
|The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s - E. Nesbit|
LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s (1911), by Edith Nesbit (1858–1924). Read by Ruth Golding Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; children; fantasy; adventure; magic; flowers; language of flowers
Downloads: 11,988 (1 review)
|The Dog Crusoe and His Master - Robert Michael Ballantyne|
LibriVox recording of The Dog Crusoe and His Master, by Robert Michael Ballantyne. Read by Allyson Hester. This is a story of an adventure involving a young man, his dog, and 2 friends. Together they wander through the Western prairies on a mission to make peace between the "pale-faces" and the "Red men". They face many perils and become heroes many times over. This wonderful story takes the characters (and the reader) on an action-packed journey through the Western prairies during the times whe...
Keywords: librivox; dog; adventure; prairie; friends; audiobook; fiction
Downloads: 16,650 (1 review)
|The Emperor of Portugallia - Selma Lagerloef|
LibriVox recording of The Emperor of Portugallia, by Selma Lagerloef. Read by Lars Rolander. Selma Lagerlöf was born in Vaermland, Sweden, in 1858 and enjoyed a long and very successful career as a writer, receiving the Nobel-Price in Literature in 1909. She died in Vaermland in 1940. The Emperor of Portugallia was first Published 1914 in Sweden, and 1916 in English, translated by Velma Swanston Howard...
Keywords: librivox, audio, audiobook, fiction, The Emperor of Portugallia, Selma Lagerloef
Downloads: 1,427 (1 review)
|Fanny Herself - Edna Ferber|
Librivox recording of Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber. Read by J. M. Smallheer. Fanny Herself is the story of Fanny Brandeis, a young girl coming of age in the Midwest at the turn of the 20th century. It is generally considered to have been based on Ferber’s own experiences growing up in Appleton, Wisconsin. Regarded by many as the “greatest American woman novelist of her day,” Ferber would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize in a 1925 for her book So Big, and is also the author of Showboat and C...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Edna Ferber; fiction
Downloads: 23,414 (1 review)
|Wulf the Saxon - G. A. Henty|
LibriVox recording of Wulf the Saxon, by G. A. Henty. Read by Peter John Keeble. Wulf the Saxon is a classic George Henty tale of nobility, loyalty and courage set in 11th century Britain. It relates the adventures of Wulf, a young, but extremely capable Saxon Thane. Wulf with his friends and servitors devote their lives to the service of Harold Godwinson, both before and after he becomes king of England...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; Classic historical fiction; A tale of the Norman Conquest of Britain
Downloads: 4,449 (1 review)
|My Doggie and I - Robert Michael Ballantyne|
LibriVox recording of My Doggie and I, by Robert Michael Ballantyne. Read by Allyson Hester. This story surrounds a child waif, a young woman, a young gentleman doctor, and an elderly lady. This tale unfolds the story of a bond that brings these unlikely friends together and merges their separate paths of life into one common path. The bond is "Dumps", or "Pompey", the "doggie". With many twists, turns, and uncertainties, the ending may surprise the reader...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; animals; adventure; children; fiction; teen/young adult
Downloads: 7,107 (1 review)
|The Innocents, A Story for Lovers - Sinclair Lewis|
LibriVox recording of The Innocents, A Story for Lovers, by Sinclair Lewis. Read by Don W. Jenkins. “Mr. and Mrs. Seth Appleby were almost old. They called each other 'Father' and 'Mother.' But frequently they were guilty of holding hands, or of cuddling together in corners, and Father was a person of stubborn youthfulness.” It is only by subterfuge that Seth is able every year to obtain his two week's vacation from the shoe store, and they are off to the farm-house of Uncle Joe Tubbs on Cap...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction; romance
Downloads: 8,940 (1 review)
|Bladys of the Stewponey - Sabine Baring-Gould|
LibriVox recording of Bladys of the Stewponey, by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read by Andy Minter. The setting, geography and history of this story by Rev'd Sabine Baring-Gould, author of Onward Christian Soldiers and other well-known hymns, are all accurate, or at least as accurate as local lore will allow. Kinver has long been a midlands beauty spot, and the UK National Trust own and open one of the rock-dwellings mentioned...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; historical fiction; romance; horror; adventure; Kinver
Downloads: 949 (1 review)
|Harrington - Maria Edgeworth|
LibriVox recording of Harrington, by Maria Edgeworth. Read by Jenny Bradshaw and Lee Smalley. Harrington follows the protagonist of the same name who tries to explore his memories in order to understand his views on Jews. It begins with Harrington's early images of Jews, which are formed by a collection stories told by his maid, of Simon the Jew. His parents further strengthen this image by rewarding Harrington's antisemitism...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; racism; romance; anti-Semitism
Downloads: 1,010 (1 review)
|The First Violin - Jessie Fothergill|
LibriVox recording of The First Violin, by Jessie Fothergill. Read by Sandra G. May Wedderburn is a quiet provincial girl, living in small and seemingly boring Skernford. Underneath the dull exterior, there is mystery, suspicion and fear in this little town, surrounding the austere local wealthy landowner who is very interested in marrying poor May. It looks as though she will have to marry him whether she likes it or not until an unsuspected alliance is formed between her and a respected old la...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; novel; romance; Germany; music; marriage
Downloads: 9,413 (1 review)
|Emma McChesney and Company - Edna Ferber|
LibriVox recording of Emma McChesney and Company by Edna Ferber. Read by Phil Chenevert. This is the final volume in the trilogy following the smart, stylish, divorced and independent businesswoman Emma McChesney in her career from stenographer, then drummer (traveling salesman) to owner of her own company. (The first was Roast Beef, Medium and the second Personality Plus both in the Librivox catalog)...
Keywords: librivox; audio; ferber; comedy
Downloads: 1,444 (1 review)
|Gone To Earth - Mary Webb|
Librivox recording of Gone To Earth by Mary Webb. Read by Rachel Lintern. “Gone to Earth” is the cry of fox hunters as the fox takes to its den and they lose the chase. Here, Mary Webb tells the story of Hazel Woodus whose understanding of her half tame fox cub contrasts with her misunderstanding of humanity. She is pursued by two very different men, a Gentleman Farmer and the local Minister. Mary Webb’s writing is sometimes compared to that of Thomas Hardy, her descriptions of nature are ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; fiction; literature; Shropshire
Downloads: 5,959 (1 review)
|Ronicky Doone - Max Brand|
Librivox recording of Ronicky Doone by Max Brand. Read by Rowdy Delaney. Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944), is best known today for his western fiction. Faust was born in Seattle, Washington and at an early age moved with his parents to the San Joaquin Valley in California where he worked as a ranchhand. After a failed attempt to enlist in the Great War in 1917 and with the help of Mark Twain's sister he met Robert Hobart Davis, editor of All-Story Weekly and became a regular contributor writ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; western; fiction; Frederick Schiller Faust
Downloads: 25,823 (1 review)
|Sergeant York and His People - Sam K. Cowan|
LibriVox recording of Sergeant York and His People, by Sam Cowan. Read by Brett W. Downey From a cabin back in the mountains of Tennessee, forty-eight miles from the railroad, a young man went to the World War. He was untutored in the ways of the world. Caught by the enemy in the cove of a hill in the Forest of Argonne, he did not run; but sank into the bushes and single-handed fought a battalion of German machine gunners until he made them come down that hill to him with their hands in air...
Keywords: biography; history; war stories; memoirs; librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 1,875 (1 review)
|Iola Leroy - Frances E. W. Harper|
LibriVox recording of Iola Leroy by Frances E. W. Harper. Read in English by James K. White This is the story of Iola Leroy, a free-born, mixed-race woman who passed as white. Her true racial identity eventually discovered, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Later freed by the Union Army, she journeyed to find others of her family who had been disunited from each other and strewn across the south by the forces of slavery...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; politics; fiction
Downloads: 611 (2 reviews)
|Growth of the Soil - Knut Hamsun|
LibriVox recording of Growth of the Soil, by Knut Hamsun. Read by Greg W.. Growth of the Soil (Markens Grøde) is the novel by Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun which won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. The essential elements of this novel are expressed in the words of the English translator W.W. Worster in his footnote in December 1920: 'It is the life story of a man in the wilds, the genesis and gradual development of a homestead, the unit of humanity, in the unfilled, uncleared tracts t...
Keywords: LibriVox; Audiobook; Norwegian; Nobel Prize; Fiction
Downloads: 6,102 (2 reviews)
|One Basket - Edna Ferber|
LibriVox recording of One Basket, by Edna Ferber. Read by Phil Chenevert. This sparkling collection of 7 short stories by Ferber including some that are considered her all time best like The Woman Who Tried To be Good and The Maternal Feminine. Writing for and about women, Edna Ferber touches the very heart and soul of what it means to be human; to make good choices and bad; to be weak and strong. This was a very popular book when published in 1913 (Summary by phil chenevert) For further informa...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; short stories; fiction
Downloads: 1,919 (2 reviews)
|Anne's House of Dreams - Lucy Maud Montgomery|
LibriVox recording of Anne's House of Dreams by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read by Karen Savage. Anne's story continues with her marriage to Gilbert and their years in the House of Dreams. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; anne; fiction
Downloads: 52,921 (2 reviews)
|Huntingtower - John Buchan|
LibriVox recording of Huntingtower, by John Buchan. Read by Simon Evers. Dickson McCunn, a respectable, newly retired grocer, plans a walking holiday in the hills of south-west Scotland. He meets a young English poet and finds himself in the thick of a plot involving the kidnapping of a Russian princess, who is held prisoner in the rambling mansion, Huntingtower. This modern fairy-tale is also a gripping adventure story...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; adventure; scotland
Downloads: 8,613 (2 reviews)
|The Chimes - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of The Chimes, by Charles Dickens. Read by Ruth Golding. The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In is the second of Charles Dickens' Christmas books, published in 1844. Its contemporary setting is the "Hungry Forties", a time of social and political unrest, and the book has a strong moral message. It remained popular for many years, although its fame has since been eclipsed by that of A Christmas Carol, the first of the series...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; christmas books; new year; poverty; social history; the poor; bells; Victorian
Downloads: 13,027 (2 reviews)
|The Semi-Detached House - Emily Eden|
LibriVox recording of The Semi-Detached House by Emily Eden. Read by Elizabeth Klett. If you're a Jane Austen fan, you'll enjoy Emily Eden's comic novels of manners, The Semi-Detached House (1859) and The Semi-Attached Couple (1860). At the opening of The Semi-Detached House, the beautiful (but rather petulant) Lady Blanche Chester, newly married and pregnant, is being installed in a suburban house while her husband is away...
Keywords: librivox; audio; novel; eden; austen; comedy; romance
Downloads: 4,418 (2 reviews)
|The Log of a Cowboy - Andy Adams|
LibriVox recording of The Log of a Cowboy, by Andy Adams. Read by Richard Kilmer. The Log of a Cowboy is an account of a five-month drive of 3,000 cattle from Brownsville, Texas, to Montana in 1882 along the Great Western Cattle Trail. Although the book is fiction, it is firmly based on Adams's own experiences on the trail, and it is considered by many to be the best account of cowboy life in literature...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; historical fiction; westerns
Downloads: 30,394 (2 reviews)
|The Untamed - Max Brand|
LibriVox recording of The Untamed, by Max Brand. Read by Richard Kilmer. Whistlin' Dan Berry is one of the most interesting characters in Western fiction. With uncanny abilities he controls a wild stallion, appropriately named Satan, and a ferocious wolf dog, Black Bart. Easy going, Berry proves absolutely unforgiving when physically assaulted by a feared, vicious outlaw, Jim Silent. Seemingly without any emotions, Whistlin' Dan is relentless in his vengeful search for Silent and his outlaw gang...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; western; fiction; brand
Downloads: 28,522 (2 reviews)
|The Shepherd of the Hills - Harold Bell Wright|
LibriVox recording of Shepherd of the Hills, by Harold Bell Wright. Read by Emily Jarmard. The story depicts the lives of mountain people living in the Ozarks and the mystery surrounding an old man called 'The Shepherd of the Hills,' who's called Dad Howitt. The backdrop storyline surrounds the pretty Samantha Lane, called Sammy, and her love of Young Matt, Grant Matthews. The shepherd, an elderly, mysterious, learned man, escapes the buzzing restlessness of the city to live in the backwoods nei...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; romance
Downloads: 10,130 (2 reviews)
|Just David - Eleanor H. Porter|
Librivox recording of Just David by Eleanor H. Porter. Read by Mary Anderson David and his father set out from their idyllic mountain home to go to meet family, but enroute, David's father, who is sick dies, and David is left stranded in a little farming town. No one can read his father's handwriting on the notes he's left for David or his signature, and David doesn't know his last name. A stern farmer and his wife take David in, and learn more from him than they realize! David, who counts only ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; children's; violin; orphan
Downloads: 49,561 (2 reviews)
|The Palace in the Garden - Mary Louisa Molesworth|
LibriVox recording of The Palace in the Garden, by Mary Louisa Molesworth. Read by Ilianthe. The Palace in the Garden is the engaging story of three orphans sent to live in the mysterious country cottage of Rosebuds. The inquisitive children piece together the unexpected mystery of the Palace in the garden & all that goes with it. The story has a few twists. This book put me in mind of the Secret Garden...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; children
Downloads: 1,869 (2 reviews)
|The Doctor's Wife - Mary Elizabeth Braddon|
LibriVox recording of The Doctor's Wife, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read by Kirsten Wever. This is one of the Victorian “Sensationist” Mary Elizabeth Braddon's many novels (best known among them: “Lady Audley’s Secret”). It is extremely well written, fluid, humorous and, in places, self-mocking: one of the main characters is a Sensation Author. The motifs of the-woman-with-a-secret, adultery, and death are classic “sensationist” material...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; fiction; historical-fiction; literature; romance
Downloads: 16,286 (2 reviews)
|The Story of Gösta Berling - Selma Lagerlöf|
LibriVox recording of The Story of Gösta Berling, by Selma Lagerlöf, translated by Pauline Bancroft Flach. Read by Lars Rolander The Story of Gösta Berling" was published in Sweden in 1894 and immediately brought its author into prominence. The tales are founded on actual occurrences and depict the life in the province of Värmland at the beginning of the 19th Century century. Värmland is a lonely tract in the southern part of Sweden, and has retained many of its old customs, while mining is...
Keywords: audiobooks; Librivox; Romance; Sweden; nobel prize
Downloads: 5,264 (2 reviews)
|Kitty Alone - Sabine Baring-Gould|
LibriVox recording of Kitty Alone by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by MaryAnnKate Quarm is a bright and sensitive girl. She lives with her aunt and uncle at Coombe Cellers, a farmhouse, eating house and store occupying a promontory in the estuary of the Teign, in the south of Devon. Kate's father is a dreamer, always off on the next get-rich-quick scheme, wandering across the countryside with his donkey cart...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; romance; Schoolmaster; daffodils; fire; atmospheric railway; arson; cockles; winkles; kitty alone; there was a frog lived in a well; a merry mouse lived in a mill
Downloads: 101,757 (3 reviews)
|The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales - Frank R. Stockton|
LibriVox recording of The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales, by Frank R. Stockton. 'A collection of nine enchanting short stories filled with curious beasts and unexpected endings. Included are The Bee-Man of Orn; The Griffin and the Minor Canon; Old Pipes and the Dryad; The Queen's Museum; Christmas Before Last: Or, The Fruit of the Fragile Palm; Prince Hassak's March; The Battle of the Third Cousins; The Banished King; and The Philopena.(summary by Gryphon Perkins) For more free audio bo...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; fantasy,short stories
Downloads: 3,055 (3 reviews)
|The Feast of St. Friend - Arnold Bennett|
LibriVox recording of The Feast of St. Friend, a Christmas Book by Arnold Bennett. Read by Ruth Golding. In this short book, Arnold Bennett shares his views on Christmas as the season of goodwill. As always, Bennett's writing includes some thought-provoking ideas liberally spiced with his wry sense of humour, and as always too, you can barely believe it was written so long ago. This was published exactly 100 years ago, in 1911...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; christmas; advice; philosophy; faith; children; humour; humor
Downloads: 1,754 (3 reviews)
|The Night Horseman - Max Brand|
LibriVox recording of The Night Horseman, by Max Brand. Read by rkilmer. A man, a dog, and a horse. The call of the wild geese. A very smart doctor from the east who finds there is a lot to learn from these desert people. A woman loved by three men. A gunslinger who has a debt to settle. Max Brand brings them all together in another one of his over three hundred exciting western tales. Brand is not your typical western writer.(Summary by Richard Kilmer) M4B audiobook of complete book For more fr...
Keywords: Western; literature; audiobook; Librivox
Downloads: 30,359 (4 reviews)
|The Cricket on the Hearth - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of The Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Read by Ruth Golding. The tale of John Peerybingle, the good-hearted carrier, and his young wife Mary ('Dot'), interwoven with the story of poor toymaker Caleb Plummer, his beloved blind daughter Bertha, and the harsh old toy merchant Tackleton, who is due to marry May Fielding, a childhood friend of Dot. Comic relief is provided by Tilly Slowboy, the disaster-prone nursemaid of John and Dot's baby, and Boxer, the f...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; novella; fiction; christmas book; romance; marriage; fairy; family
Downloads: 3,286 (2 reviews)
|Bleak House - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of Bleak House, by Charles Dickens. Read by Mil Nicholson. The Chancery Court had jurisdiction over all matters of equity, including administration of estates, the guardianship of orphans, and disputed property disbursement. In Dickens’ time, some cases could take years to be settled, changing the lives of those involved. Esther Summerson, a young woman raised in a tough and unloving atmosphere, is unexpectedly requested to be a companion to two teenage orphans, Richard Cars...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; dickens; bleak house
Downloads: 27,744 (3 reviews)
|Sir Nigel - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle|
LibriVox recording of Sir Nigel, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Clive Catterall. By 1348 the House of Loring has fallen on hard times. Together, the Black Death and the greedy monks of Waverley have bled away all of the Loring wealth. Even the manor house will have to go to pay their debts. Then a chance encounter with the King of England provides Nigel, the last of the Lorings, with the chance to seek his fortune in the constant wars with France...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; Historical Fiction
Downloads: 7,832 (3 reviews)
|The Seventh Man - Max Brand|
LibriVox recording of The Seventh Man, by Max Brand. The Seventh Man by Max Brand, tells part of the story of the larger-than-life western character, Dan Barry, known as “Whistling Dan,” and his alter-ego companions, Black Bart, the wolf-dog, and Satan, the indomitable black stallion. It’s also the story of Kate Cumberland and the incredible five-year-old daughter of Kate and Dan, Joan. We first see Dan as a gentle, caring man with a deep sense of fairness...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; audio book; novel; fiction; western; max brand; dan barry
Downloads: 21,449 (4 reviews)
|The Magnificent Ambersons - Booth Tarkington|
LibriVox recording of The Magnificent Ambersons, by Booth Tarkington. Read by Mark F. Smith. In a world where a gentleman’s life is defined more “by being, rather than by doing,” a family’s reputation can be compromised if it is not guarded carefully, and the sole heir of the Amberson family is proving himself to be a difficult person. Expected by the family to carry on its proud traditions, George Amberson Minafer is trusted implicitly...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Booth Tarkington; The Magnificent Ambersons
Downloads: 15,660 (3 reviews)
|The Shuttle - Frances Hodgson Burnett|
LibriVox recording of The Shuttle, by Frances Hodgson Burnett read by Tabithat Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister...
Keywords: LibriVox; fiction; shuttle
Downloads: 11,656 (3 reviews)
|The Rainbow Trail - Zane Grey|
LibriVox recording of The Rainbow Trail, by Zane Grey. Read by Richard Kilmer. The Rainbow Trail is a sequel to The Riders of the Purple Sage. Both novels are notable for their protagonists' mild opposition to Mormon polygamy, but in The Rainbow Trail this theme is treated more explicitly. The plots of both books revolve around the victimization of women in the Mormon culture: events in Riders of the Purple Sage are centered on the struggle of a Mormon woman who sacrifices her wealth and social ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; western
Downloads: 7,329 (2 reviews)
|Letters of Travel - Rudyard Kipling|
LibriVox recording of Letters of Travel, by Rudyard Kipling. Read by Tim Bulkeley. Three books of travel writing (between them covering the USA, Canada, Japan and Egypt) by the Nobel Prize winning author of the Just So Stories and the Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling (an Englishman born and raised in India) offers an interesting outsider's view of the places he visits, candid and sharp witted, yet with a deep humanity.Letters of Travel comprises three books: From Tideway to Tideway 1892-95 contains ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; humor; literature; travel
Downloads: 16,077 (2 reviews)